Joe Bugel Wiki – Biography
Joe Bugel (born Joseph John Bugel) was an American football coach. He was the Washington Redskins’ offensive coordinator and offensive line coach from 1981-82 and became the assistant head coach in 1983 until 1989 before becoming the head coach of the Phoenix Cardinals.
Bugel was hired by the then-Phoenix Cardinals as head coach in 1990. He served as the Cardinals’ head coach for four seasons before joining the Oakland Raiders as assistant head coach/offense from 1995-96 and head coach in 1997.
After a two-year break from coaching, Bugel returned to the Redskins in 2004 as assistant head coach-offense under Joe Gibbs, although his primary job was to work with the offensive line. He stayed on as offensive line coach in 2008 and retired following the 2009 season.
Bugel was a two-way star in football at Munhall High School. In 2005, he was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame (Western Chapter).
He was regarded as one of the greatest offensive line coaches in NFL history. He finished his iconic career having coached for 32 NFL seasons.
Joe Bugel Age
Joe Bugel was 80 years old. He was born on March 10, 1940, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on June 28, 2020.
Joe Bugel was married to his wife, Brenda Bugel.
Joe Bugel and his wife, Brenda Bugel, have three daughters: Angie Bugel, Jennifer Bugel, and Holly Bugel. Holly died from bone cancer on August 21, 2008, at the age of 36.
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Joe Bugel Death
Joe Bugel died on June 28, 2020, at the age of 80. Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder said in a statement: “I am absolutely devastated by the news of Joe’s passing. Joe was a larger than life figure and a true legend of his profession. He exemplified what it meant to be a Redskin with his character and ability to connect with his players along with a work ethic that was unmatched. We shared a special bond and he was a great friend. He was a man who not only gave me a better understanding of the game of football, but who also gave me perspective on what is truly important in life. I absolutely adored him and will miss him terribly. Tanya and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to Brenda and the entire Bugel family during this time.”
Former Washington Redskins Head Coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs said in a statement: “Joe had an incredible passion for the game of football. He came to work every day with such great excitement and his players had tremendous respect for him. The strength of our coaching staff on both sides of the ball was a key reason we had so much success. Bugel was such a big part of that and his impact was felt not only by those Redskins’ teams, but truly across the entire League. I will miss his friendship and I will always cherish our late-night arguments putting together the game plan each week. Pat and I will be praying for his wife Brenda, his girls, and their entire family.”
Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill said in a statement: “Joe Bugel impacted so many people in his 80 years of life and nearly 50 coaching football. Our hearts go out to every one of them but especially to his wife Brenda and the entire Bugel family. His accomplishments as one of our sport’s truly legendary coaches speak for themselves. But the first thing I think of is how he lived his life and the kind of quality human being Joe Bugel was. We join all of those who today celebrate his remarkable life & mourn his passing.”
Cause of Death
Joe Bugel’s cause of death was not revealed.
Joe Bugel’s net worth was estimated to be $4 million.